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Expressions that annoy you


mdpontin 10 6.0k Scotland
4 Oct 2012 2:37PM

Quote:'Scotch Salmon.' Was advertised at our local Morrisons.

Must have annoyed any local 'scotchmen'. Grin


Depends. Maybe it had been marinated in Scotch. Smile

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mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 4:58PM

Quote:'Scotch Salmon.' Was advertised at our local Morrisons.

Must have annoyed any local 'scotchmen'. Grin



Scots use the adjective 'Scotch' a lot
macroman 11 15.3k England
4 Oct 2012 5:39PM
They probably drink the adjective a lot too! GrinGrin
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 5:46PM
Speaking of which - the sporting propensity to use nouns as verbs: to 'medal' at the Olympics (sounds really dodgy!). In fact I even heard about athletes wanting 'to podium'
and to use adjectives and adverbs: 'the lad played birlliant'
macroman 11 15.3k England
4 Oct 2012 10:00PM

Quote:'the lad played birlliant'


Birlliant? What sport is that? Grin
petebfrance 2 1.3k United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 10:16PM
he done good an' all
shadow18 3 406 England
5 Oct 2012 2:09AM

Quote:When I was at primary school in the 1950s, my father bought us an American textbook of English grammar. It had wonderful cartoons to illustrate many of the points and apart from the "strange" spelling of a few words, it was better than any text published in the UK.



Yay! I'm special!! Grin
mdpontin 10 6.0k Scotland
5 Oct 2012 7:35AM
Referring back to the "Scotch" (see above), that usage was in fact correct. "Scotch" is an older form of the adjective meaning of Scotland, hence Scotch Salmon, Scotch Beef, Scotch Whisky, and less tangibly...Scotch mist Wink But it is considered ignorant to refer to those of us who hail from north of the border as Scotch, or Scotchmen/women. Do that, and you might find your plans have been scotched. Grin

I recently saw a delivery van driving ahead of me with the following on the back: "Scotch Beef from Wales". That had me metaphorically scratching my head for a moment - how could you get Scotch Beef from Wales? Then I noticed that the company name was Wales, and they were based in Scotland!
macroman 11 15.3k England
5 Oct 2012 11:13AM
I stand corrected. Scottish Salmon seems better somehow, but it probably tastes the same. Smile


Do you scotch salmon to stop it sliding off the plate? GrinGrin
mdpontin 10 6.0k Scotland
5 Oct 2012 11:21AM
I prefer to eat it, but don't let that stop you. Wink
adrian_w e2
7 3.4k 4 Scotland
5 Oct 2012 12:16PM

Quote:They probably drink the adjective a lot too! GrinGrin


You'd better believe ,Ivan!
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
5 Oct 2012 12:43PM
"like so"

as in

it was "like so" cool

I was "like so" hungry....
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
5 Oct 2012 12:44PM
"arks" instead of "ask"
joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
5 Oct 2012 1:59PM
That reminds me of another one: 'a big ask' instead of, say, 'a challenge' or 'a difficult job'.

'Ask' is a verb as in a 'doing word'. It is not, and never has been, a bleedin' noun!!
Fishnet 10 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 2:42PM
I could be here all day with this one, but for now I'll start with the ones that can induce me to punch the offender in the face........

'Lush' when applied to anything that is not a form of vegetation or plant life, as in "Oooh did you see her dress, it was lush" actually felt my blood pressure rise as I typed that.

'Haich' for the letter 'H' Let's give all letters the same bizare phonetic treatment shall we? Let's start with lell, mem, nen, sess ......

'Yourself' Usually uttered by customer service people on the phone, estate agents or trumped up shop staff "So, what kind of items are you looking for for yourself? Is this the kind of thing that would interest yourself?"

I need to scream and hurt something now.

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